How does nitrification occur?

Document ID

Document ID CO193

Published Date

Published Date 17/05/2018
Question
How does nitrification occur?
Summary
Brief description of the nitrification process
Answer
Free ammonia left in the water during the chloramination process is a nutrient for microorganisms. Under favorable conditions of temperature, pH, and time, these microorganisms can flourish causing significant operational and aesthetic problems in the water distribution system. Excess ammonia can lead to negative health effect due to nitrification and the formation of nitrites and nitrates in water